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Colorado assembly unfit for students

There has been a lot of discussion on an event at a Boulder, Colo., high school on April 10.

June 21, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Columnist | Opinion


Fathers are integral to families

Fatherhood has been transforming. Fifty years ago, a father tended to be perceived primarily as a provider.

June 19, 2007 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Georgia's merry-go-round

Gov. Sonny Perdue seemed to be having such a good time with his budget veto pen last week, sticking it in the eye of the House leadership and several other groups not on especially friendly terms with His Excellency.

June 19, 2007 | By Bill Shipp Columnist | Opinion


Liberty County's crystal ball

In a recent speech, LCPC chairman Jim Thomas said the population of Liberty County could increase by as much as 32 to 50 percent by the year 2030.

June 19, 2007 | By John Deike Columnist | Opinion


Blog: What if Ron Paul wins?

Just sit back and think for a minute of what will happen to this country when Ron Paul actually wins the presidency... It's scary isn't it?

June 14, 2007 | Staff Report | Opinion


Blog: The plight of Buffy

Buffy's story is a bit of a tear-jerker.

June 14, 2007 | Staff Report | Opinion


Private property saved Jamestown

By David Boaz

June 14, 2007 | By David Boaz Cato Institute | Opinion


Political correctness vs accuracy

Down at the old English colony of Jamestown in Virginia, they are spending the summer celebrating what organizers call "America's 400th anniversary."

June 14, 2007 | By Roger Hernandez Columnist | Opinion


Progress reported from Iraq

The headquarters of the 3rd Infantry Division deployed two months ago and already we've made great progress. I am so proud of our soldiers.

June 13, 2007 | By Mj. Gen. Rick Lynch | Opinion


Could Newt be the answer?

Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson broke a cardinal rule for Georgia Republicans. They allowed Sen. Ted Kennedy to smile upon them.

June 13, 2007 | By Bill Shipp Columnist | Opinion


Growing environmental concern noted

Since transplanting myself from the over-developed and polluted town of Cleveland, Ohio to the forested and marsh-lined county of Liberty, I have begun to change my attitude regarding the environment.

June 09, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | Opinion


So many questions but so few answers

DO YOU EVER WONDER? Why are automobiles geared to go 120 mph when speed limits nationwide are 70? Why is it OK for a business to have barbed wire around the top of their fences, but it's against the law for homeowners? Why did automanufacturers do away with the dimmer switch on the floorboard? What do those large question marks on our historic site signs mean? When will Frank Cochran Drive be completed? Why have the good sitcoms on TV been replaced by violence, car chases, nudity, foul language and Hollywood scandals? Why do people find it pleasurable to ...

June 09, 2007 | By Dot Moss | Opinion


Recycling worth the effort

Well, don't you feel lighter, Liberty County? I wish it was as easy to "reduce" personally as it is to "reduce" as a community.

June 09, 2007 | By Sara Swida | Opinion


France: Victim of big government

France has often, for better or worse, led the way during its history: in state-building, when Louis XIV created the modern French monarchy; in proto-totalitarian politics, with its revolution of 1789; in mass-mobilized warfare, in the wake of the revolution. Now, France is being reduced to a sad object lesson, a warning of the deadening effects of big government economics.

June 07, 2007 | By Rich Lowry | Opinion


Congress can't get its acts together

Yet another turn in the long and tortuous road to immigration reform, and still no guarantee Congress is heading in the right direction.

June 07, 2007 | By Roger Hernandez | Opinion


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Georgia icon still giving 'em 'zell'

Nostalgia is popular these days: Retro fashions, disco and '80s pop, "Throwback Thursdays" on social media. What's old is new again, what used to be hip turned square and then back to cool.

August 28, 2014 | Gainesville (Ga.) Times | Opinion


EPD marsh ruling creates a 'fine mess'

For many environmental organizations in Georgia, Earth Day will never be the same.

August 28, 2014 | By Buddy Carter Guest columnist | Opinion


Wounded Warriors don't help older vets

Editor, My hat goes off to the Tri County RC Flyers for their recent airshow and the thousands of dollars they raised for wounded veterans. Unfortunately, the Courier's story contained a description of the Wounded Warrior Project organization that was misleading and is inaccurate. It read "… which helps veterans wounded in conflict…"

August 28, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


A little help from one mother to another

Editor, My wife went grocery shopping the morning of Aug. 21 with our 2-year-old son. While shopping, she bumped into another shopper along the way several times and made small talk. My son started to get bored and upset, so my wife cut her trip short and headed to the checkout.

August 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Teens, this is series -- text less, live more

It is a potential killer whose numbers rival the deadly Ebola virus and it doesn't get near the attention it should. Unlike the dreaded illness currently ravaging West Africa this is one with a quick cure.

August 27, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Show your 'recycle heart' at fair

I am fascinated by how other countries approach recycling. I recently visited a website called Recycle More from Ireland. Their approach, like so many European countries, is detailed. They expect their citizens to make the effort to recycle as many items as possible. And they certainly don't limit their recycling to plastic bottles and aluminum cans. There is no one-stop drop-off for many items. If you are Irish, you take electronics back to electronic shops, batteries to shops that sell them, etc.

August 26, 2014 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Learn from those who've gone before us

As an unusually mild, rainy summer was melting away - or rather, frosting its way into autumn - I took to noticing signs that our mountain people always have used to judge the forthcoming severity of winter.

August 26, 2014 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Let children choose own interests

Football season is upon us. I'm sure some of you are thrilled about its arrival. I am not.

August 26, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Opinion


Journalist also face dangerous world

We are constantly reminded that the world is a very deadly place - not just for our military personnel - but also for members of the Fourth Estate. Some journalists working in dangerous regions in a globe full of conflict will not return home. The latest: 40-year-old James Foley. His gruesome death at the hands of ISIS has been available for all to see.

August 25, 2014 | Macon Telegraph | Opinion


State must get transportation in order

The regional transportation sales-tax referendum failed two years ago across most of Georgia. So it's encouraging to see movement again, in the form of a joint study committee on transportation funding that met Aug. 5 for the first of seven meetings around the state before the legislative session.

August 21, 2014 | By Benita Dodd Guest columnist | Opinion


Most recent Long Co. audit is a joke

Editor, I would like to respond to the Long County audit for the year ending June 30, 2013, which is - needless to say - a joke.

August 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Not even the liberals want him

Rap! Rap! Rap: "The special called meeting of the Loyal Order of Liberals will come to order. Let's begin the meeting as we always do - with the Liberal Pledge of Allegiance:

August 20, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


County employee was trailblazer, good guy

Editor, I lost a friend last week. I lost a longtime coworker. I lost an Army comrade, though we never served together nor did we share "war stories." And Liberty County lost someone who was a loyal, extremely dedicated and tireless worker until his "untriumphant" retirement last year.

August 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Grab uncomfortable situations by horns

A while back, a messy problem loomed ahead. I don't like confrontation. If that makes me less than a person then consider me to be itty bitty. Life, I figure, is too short for squabbling. My motto is "whenever possible, step out of the way."

August 19, 2014 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Some things are tough to explain

My 2-year-old daughter, Reese, adores the Disney movie, "Frozen." I admit, it's a cute flick with plenty of catchy tunes and even a few good one-liners. There's one part, however, that I'm having trouble explaining to Reese, and I fear I'll have even more difficulty with it as she gets older.

August 19, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Opinion


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